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The polar bears after they were shot (Photo: Sermitsiaq)Three polar bears were shot in Kulusuk, Greenland, yesterday. They drifted with sea ice to the town and were in search for food.

A young girl approached the bears but the 13 year old thought they were dogs. Luckily she was not harmed, as the bears were shot shortly after. The mother and here two cubs were close to the airport in Kulusuk when they were first seen.

The people tried to scare them away and thought they had succeeded. But the bears kept coming back and when the girl saw them yesterday afternoon they were shot.

Although it was not the ideal end to the story, it was a necessity in this instance. The local elderly peoples home were given the meat but the fur was given to the government of Greenland.